Monday, October 29, 2018

Confirmation community service

Please check your email.  The latest community service opportunities were sent out today.

I'm not posting them here because the listing contains contact information for volunteers at the parish.

Thank you for understanding.

Amy Giglio

Confirmation 2019 announced

Dear Confirmation Candidates and Families,

St. John the Apostle Church is happy to announce that the Rev. Msgr. Thomas P. Nydegger VG, Ed.D., Vicar General and Moderator of the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Newark will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7 PM and Thursday May 30, 2019 at 7 PM.  An informal reception with light refreshments and opportunity to take a photograph with Msgr. Nydegger will follow each of the Masses

Students with the last names starting with A-I will be confirmed at the May 14 Mass.  Students whose last names begin with the letters J-Z will be confirmed at the May 30 Mass.

Practice for the Confirmation Masses will be for an hour on the evening before Confirmation at 5:15 in the church.  Those who are being confirmed at the May 14 Mass will practice on May 13 at 5:15 PM.  Those who will be confirmed at the May 30 Mass will practice on May 29 at 5:15 PM.  Sponsors should attend these practices when possible.  If the sponsor cannot attend, a parent or other trusted adult may represent the sponsor at practice.

As our Confirmation candidates do not wear robes at the Mass, guidelines for dress are as follows. Young ladies being confirmed should wear a dress or blouse and skirt that come to the knee. Slacks are also acceptable.  Sleeves should cover the shoulder, or a sweater or wrap may be worn. Dress shoes must be worn. Young men should wear a suit and tie, or at least a shirt and tie with dress slacks and dress shoes. It is important to remember to dress according to the solemnity of this occasion.

Please watch for more communication from the Religious Education Office in the spring for more particulars about Confirmation.  Please call Amy Giglio at (908) 376-6223 or email Amy Giglio at if you have any questions.  Please continue to check the Upper Room website ( for the most up-to-date information on Confirmation Preparation. 

In Christ,

Amy Giglio
Sacrament Preparation Coordinator